Robert Garfias

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Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Other not listed
PH.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1962
Phone: (949) 824-6644, 1207
Fax: (949) 824-4717
University of California, Irvine
2271 Social Sciences Plaza B
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ethnomusicology, ethnicity, Turkey, Japan, Burma, Romania, Okinawa
Academic Distinctions
Smithsonian Council -1985-1991, White House appointment to National Council on the Arts 1986-1996
Research Abstract
During the past ten years I have been engaged in the area of public policy and the arts as a member of the National Council on the Arts and with numerous state and local arts agencies and in these areas my primary concern has been with ethnicity and cultural diversity. In the meanwhile I continue my long term research on the analysis of complex music systems, most recently on the Turkish Ottoman Classical system.
"Cultural Diversity in the Arts in America," in Public Money and the Muse: Essays on Government Funding for the Arts. Stephen Benedict (ed.). The American Assembly, Columbia University. New York: Norton. 1990.
"Thoughts on the Process of Language and Music Acquisition." Music and Child Development: Proceedings of the 1987 Biology of Music Making Conference. F. Wilson and R. Roehmann (eds.). St. Louis: MMB Music Inc. 1989.
"The Development of the Modern Burmese Hsaing Ensemble." Asian Music XVI-I:1-28. 1985.
Professional Societies
Society for Ethnomusicology
International Council on Traditional Music
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